Die Cut Shape Storage Idea

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Making Over

Die Cut scrapbooking shape storage

I used to keep all my extra die cut shapes in a drawer in my Minibox, and I never used them. That drawer just kept getting more and more full!

Putting your extra die cut shapes in baseball card sleeves makes using up those extras so much easier. You can organize the shapes in lots of different ways – by color, by Cricut cartridge or brand/source, etc.

I decided to organize my shapes according to more broad categories. For example, my first page is just flowers – I have all my flowers on the same page and each pocket is for a specific color of flower.

I also have a page for letters of the alphabet. There are only 9 slots, so I have vowels, BCD, FGH, JKL, MN, PQ, RST, VWXYZ, and Punctuation.

I have a whole page dedicated to¬† frames, another for tags, another for “Thank You” phrases, another for basic shapes (arrows, stars, circles, ovals, hearts, paisleys, puzzle pieces, and hearts).

scrapbooking storage

All my pages go in that purple 3 ring notebook you can see on my shelf. It’s above and to the left of my desk so I can reach up and grab it easily. Flipping through these pages just makes me happy! All those bright colors and fun shapes help jump start my creativity. Sometimes I just open up my book, pick a few shapes, and start my scrapbook page that way.

How do you organize your die cuts?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nikki October 1, 2009 at 8:07 am

AWESOME idea :)

2 Nikki October 1, 2009 at 8:08 am

Now I just need to win the workbox to become SUUUPER organized ;)

3 dor October 1, 2009 at 8:15 am

Hey Nikki. (above) ….that was cute. I really like the idea. I’m just staring out by gathering everything I need and this helps with organization.

4 Baba October 1, 2009 at 8:19 am

Great way to store die cuts! Thanks so much!

5 Anita October 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Thank you so much for this suggestion! I just started scrapbooking a few months ago, and I’ve begun to acquire drawers of die cuts, like you described. Now I know how to organize them!

6 janet October 2, 2009 at 8:07 am

I love this idea. My leftover cuts are in a big Godiva box. It’s nice that they smell like chocolate, but it’s just too much trouble to dig through them.

7 Rachelle October 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

This is a nifty idea! I might have to try it out with a bunch of my card making scraps. :)

8 Angie October 2, 2009 at 11:15 pm

You always share great tips and products, not only giveaways! I’ve been coming here since before you started doing more giveaways and I love your blog!

Thanks for sharing your tips for storing die cuts. Right now, I only have a few so they’re mixed in a 5-drawer plastic container with all of my other stuff. I have so much crafting stuff though and not really any space to keep it. I wish I had a craft room like so many others, but I’m not so lucky. (YET).

If you’re interested, I just posted a contest that TodaysMama.com and Cricut are running. Stop by my post and check it out. :-)

9 Sue D October 7, 2009 at 4:49 am

I like your idea! Right now mine are stored in labeled envelopes in a box but yours are much more visible and therefore ore chance to use them–thanks!

10 Mekayla Caldwell October 8, 2009 at 4:04 am

I really like this idea. You could probably use this method for a few things, maybe even a game for toddlers. What a great idea. Right now I just store my different die cuts in many different containers. (i.e. food containers mostly, after they’ve been used and washed I just reuse them. )

11 Kimberly R November 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Thank you for the idea – I really enjoy reading how others organize their crafts.

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